Arts & Entertainment



This poem is a response to the refugee/migrant crisis now engulfing Europe.


U.K.: Performers condemn woes facing the entertainment arts

Stage and screen performers face funding cuts to the arts, chronic low pay and the dearth of black and ethnic minority representation.


Oscars, shmoscars, here are the 2013 Progie film awards

In an attempt to draw attention to films of social significance with progressive content, I developed The Progie Awards. A collective of international film writers nominates films and actors for these awards.


“Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan”

"Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan," by Klassen and Greg Albo, asks the question, "Why did the Canadian government go to war in Afghanistan in 2001?"


A song for Pete Seeger

Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia


What’s up with Cuban films?

Since there are so few films coming to us out of Cuba, it's always a momentous occasion to see them - whether good or bad. 


From Mandela to Philomena at Chicago Film Festival

In its 49th season, the Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. With over 150 titles from over 50 countries, there is a wealth of films to choose from for any progressive viewer.


“The Gatekeepers”: brutally frank and powerful

If you have any interest at all in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "The Gatekeepers" is essential viewing.


“What Lies Across the Water”: Revealing new book on Cuban 5

In comprehensive and convincing fashion the book explains how the Cuban Five came to be arrested, tried, and imprisoned.


Big Road in Chelsea joins in with Make Music New York

On June 21, musicians from around New York provided an opportunity to stop, relax and enjoy music on a beautiful day during the city's Make Music New York celebration.

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